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This collection includes documentation of exhibitions, installations, artwork and other related materials from the Utah Museum of Contempory Art in Salt Lake City, Utah.


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Tango
A black tie or tango attire event benefiting the Salt Lake Art Center held on June 12, 2004. The event includes cocktails and hor d'oeuvres, live auction, silent auction, formal dinner in the main gallery space, dessert and dancing., TIFF image scanned at 600 dpi from the original using an Epson Expression 10000 XL scanner. PDF created with Adobe
Ted Wassmer's Ninetieth Year: An Exhibition of Recent Works
In celebrating his ninetieth year with an exhibition of new work, Ted Wassmer has perhaps inadvertently made his life as an artist look easy. Of course, it has not been. The standard disappointments, tragedies and heartache have been there. Ted's art is as conspicuous for what it is not as for what it is: it does not record the angst of an angry, distant world; it collectively reflects upon itself as a decision to embrace the positive. It is evidence of his choice as much as his circumstance. Exhibition held in the street Level Gallery space., TIFF image scanned at 600 dpi from the original using an Epson Expression 10000 XL scanner. PDF created with Adobe Acrobat.
The Big Picture: Ultra Large Format Photography
The Big Picture presents a broad spectrum of images from the six of today's hardest working and most technically skilled large format photographers. The photographers have eschewed the rabid technological changes of modern photography and have dedicated themselves to the single working method of large format photography. These artists come from diverse geographical, philosophical and aesthetic backgrounds, yet share a passion and a commitment not only to working in a large format but also to teaching others of its unique qualities. Exhibition held in the Street Level Gallery space., TIFF image scanned at 600 dpi from the original using an Epson Expression 10000 XL scanner. PDF created with Adobe
The Daily News
"The Daily News" features eleven artists, all currently residing in the United States, who have appropriated the form and content of newspapers in their art work. As a powerful instrument for communication, opinion and popular thought, the print media - most notably the daily newspaper - has played an important role in the cultural, political and social history of the United States. It is both a reflection of and an influence on modern society. It informs the public, shapes our view of ourselves and the processes by which we choose our leaders, makes our rules and constructs our values. Exhibition held in the Main Gallery space., TIFF image scanned at 600 dpi from the original using an Epson Expression 10000 XL scanner. PDF created with Adobe Acrobat.
The Next Supper: A Dinner Happening by Artist John Bell
A Dinner Happening by Artist John Bell: Be a Guest, the Subject, The Artist, the Star. Nationally emerging artist John Bell hosted "The Next Supper" an uncommon dinner party in which guests are the subject, the art, and the artist. The dinner took place in the cavernous Main Gallery at UMOCA. During "The Next Supper", dining tables were covered with unfinished canvases the artist screen-prints with text and images that serve as both provocation and backdrop. Bell encouraged guests to use their food and other elements on the table including wine, candle wax, flowers, and utensils to react to and complete the canvases. The artist assumed the role of facilitator and documentarian, and the result was a participatory work of art created between the artist and the dinner guests. Native Utahn, Ryan Lowder, chef and owner of the Copper Onion, brought his personal take on New American cuisine to the dinner with an approach inspired by his passion for Utah’s outstanding farmstead ingredients and his experience as a chef cooking his way through Barcelona, NYC, and South America. For his part in the evening, Lowder created a meal that not only had outstanding flavors, but also offered the guests a suitable color palette for their part in the evening’s performance. Performance and paintings on display held in the Main Gallery., Digital image files converted from Raw file format to TIFF using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Bridge.
The Radiant Object
The self-taught artists represented use their passion and personal vision to transform common materials into highly charged objects. Because of their need to make things and to tell their story, they invest their drawings, paintings and constructions with a power which leaps out at the viewer. The images have a physical quality which thrusts them into the viewer's space in an attempt to connect with us., Original version: Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (UMOCA); Archival digital version: SLCC Digital Archives.
The Reality of Abstraction: Painting in Utah 1946-1996; In An Abstract Light: Bob Bauer, Time Gallagher, Bill Lee
"The Reality of Abstraction: Painting in Utah 1946-1996," features paintings by three Utah artists. Exhibition held in the Main Gallery space November 22, 1996 - January 21, 1997. "In An Abstract Light: Bob Bauer, Time Gallagher, Bill Lee," features abstract photographs by Bill Lee, Tim Gallagher and Bob Bauer. The photographs show inventive photographic renderings of stained metal, decaying woodwork, painted walls with graphic symbols and messages. Exhibition held in the Upper Gallery space November 15, 1996 - January 5, 1997., TIFF image scanned at 600 dpi from the original using an Epson Expression 10000 XL scanner. PDF created with Adobe
The Salt Lake Art Center: Utah's Premier Contemporary Art Venue Since 1931
Pamphlet for the Salt Lake Art Center containing about the SLAC and information about the 2005-2006 Exhibitions: "Sophie Matisse: Be Back in 5 Minutes and Zebra-Stripe Paintings," "Robert Motherwell: Te Quiero," "Deference to Deffebach," "Bold, Bad and Dangerous," "Looking back: 75 Years at the Salt Lake Art Center," "Material Culture: The Fine Art of Textiles," and "Robert Tablin: Five Outer Planets.", TIFF image scanned at 600 dpi from the original using an Epson Expression 10000 XL scanner. PDF created with Adobe Acrobat.
The Salt Lake City Ethics Project: A Photographic Investigation of Ethics
Character translates into how we behave. Throughout our lives we make decisions born of options. They may be as simple as which shirt to wear, or as complex as whether to marry. In each case they entail conflict and resolution. Becoming comfortable with conflict is a paradox, but it often defines behavior. In our society conflict is to be avoided at all costs. But by doing so we are robbing ourselves, and our children, of the "stuff" that helps us develop character and personal ethics. Exhibition held in the Main Gallery space., TIFF image scanned at 600 dpi from the original using an Epson Expression 10000 XL scanner. PDF created with Adobe Acrobat.
The Utah Millennium Project
The Utah Millennium Project exhibition is the culmination of years of collaborative work on the part of eleven photographers. The group elected to tackle the subject of creating a permanent visual and written record of Utah imagery at the turn of the millennium. As expected, the results are diverse and represent the individual interpretation and creativity of each artist in approaching a complex theme. Exhibition held in the Main Gallery space., TIFF image scanned at 600 dpi from the original using an Epson Expression 10000 XL scanner. PDF created with Adobe
The Vanishing: Re-Presenting the Chinese in the American West
The discovery of gold in California int he mid 1800s brought thousands of people to the American West. Among those who came were many Chinese--mostly young men who believed a few years of mining would allow them to return home with a small fortune. That dream was realized for very few of these immigrants. Unable to afford passage home, most of these Chinese stayed in the West and became a significant labor force in a number of growing industries. Wool mills, garment manufacturers, mining operations and the railroads employed many of the Chinese. By 1882, the Chinese population in the United States was 110,000. Unfortunately, the post civil war depression fueled anti-immigrant sentiments and, in 1882, Congress passed the Chinese Exclusion Act, which halted all immigration and prohibited those already in the country from becoming U.S. Citizens. The Exhibit features photographs of Chinese immigrants in Idaho, an installation containing bars of soap imprinted with the word REMEMBER; paintings of 19th century Chinese female "types," prostitutes, child street acrobats, war refugees, and women laborers. Exhibition held in the Street Level Gallery space., TIFF image scanned at 600 dpi from the original using an Epson Expression 10000 XL scanner. PDF created with Adobe Acrobat.
Tobias Bernstrup Performance
Performance by Tobias Bernstrup. Benstrup creates artwork with videos, interactive pieces, live performances, and electronic music. His music has been dubbed "the torch-bearer of nostalgic techno synth harking back to an era of retro-futurism that never was". Had David Cronenberg made a movie about Kraftwerk it would star Tobias Bernstrup. One-Night only performance., Digital image files converted from Raw file format to TIFF using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Bridge.

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